Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lights, Cameras and Digital Storage - Tom Coughlin - Storage Bytes - Forbes

Lights, Cameras and Digital Storage - Tom Coughlin - Storage Bytes - Forbes
The professional media and entertainment industry has undergone a massive transformation over the last 15 years, from an analog world defined largely by video tape and film to one defined by digital formats and metadata (information about the video content and its production history). Modern media production is largely done with what are called File Based Workflows in which rich video content may be captured digitally or converted into digital form and then editing and other post production work is done on this digital content. Digitization has lowered the cost and increased the efficiency of video production, resulting in a surge in the amount of content available as well as the hardware needed to support digital production, distribution and archiving.

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